Poll: Some pet owners prefer the love of a pooch or kitty
Jan 26, 2011
A recent poll conducted but The Associated Press and Petside.com reveals some interesting statistics about pet parents. According to the survey, a surprising 14 percent of animal lovers would choose to keep their dog or cat over their significant other, if given the option.
While most pet guardians would still choose to keep their boyfriend or girlfriend in the picture and give up their pet, it seems like a significant portion of people are truly dedicated to Whiskers or Fido.
"I would absolutely give up my girlfriend for him," Count Fidel Martinez told the news source about his pooch, Killer. "I know it sounds insane, but I've had numerous relationships with women. My dog has never let me down."
The poll also found that nearly 34 percent of people said giving up their pet for their loved one would be a very difficult choice. Out of the 1,501 adults surveyed, 57 percent said they had given up a pet at some point in their life.
Animal adoption facilities are an excellent resource for those who are considering introducing a new pet into their home.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, pet parents considering animal adoption should be sure they are ready to make a long-term commitment to their furry companions.